Cream of the crop students honoured

DISTED College celebrated its brilliant students who demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence at its recent Award and Prize Presentation day on 27th September.

More than 300 students were rewarded for their stellar academic achievements, accomplishments in sports and commendable contributions in various extracurricular activities.

Jubilant award and prize recipients with Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng and DISTED faculty
Jubilant award and prize recipients with Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng and DISTED faculty

This year’s DISTED Merit Award was presented to nearly 200 students who had obtained excellent SPM and O-Level results and are now pursuing their pre-university and diploma programmes.

Some of the award and prize recipients
Some of the award and prize recipients

Diploma in Business Studies student Iver Tan received the Wawasan Education Foundation Award worth RM14,000 for her excellent academic and sports achievements plus her active involvement in other extramural activities. Citing her mother as her biggest motivator, Iver holds on to the mantra, “whatever you do, do it well” that has helped her to excel in whatever she does.

For Bee Chern Hsien, a recipient of the DISTED Sports Excellence Award, it is important to keep a strict schedule to ensure a balance between his studies and extracurricular activities. Chern Hsien, a Diploma in Hospitality Business Management student, has participated in swimming and water polo sports at the Malaysian Schools Sports Council aquatic championships in 2012 and 2013.

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DISTED Sports Excellence Award recipient Bee Chern Hsien and Wawasan Education Foundation Award recipient Iver Tan
DISTED Sports Excellence Award recipient Bee Chern Hsien and Wawasan Education Foundation Award recipient Iver Tan

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Student Blaise Yong receiving his award from Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng
Student Blaise Yong receiving his award from Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng

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Four visually impaired students who have made DISTED their preferred college to pursue their studies also received the Bursary for students with disabilities. Toh Chin Yuan, Blaise Yong, Krshmann a/l Vijay Kumaran and Lee Yong Pin are all enrolled in the Diploma in Business Information Technology programme

Chin Yuan and Yong Pin also received the merit prize for their academic excellence, proving that physical impairment is no hindrance to success.

From left: Lee Yong Pin, Blaise Yong and Toh Chin Yuan all ready for the award presentation
From left: Lee Yong Pin, Blaise Yong and Toh Chin Yuan all ready for the award presentation

In his speech, DISTED President Dr Seah Soo Aun urged the students to make good use of their awards as a motivation to excel in their studies.

“I believe your hard work will result in a solid foundation for greater things in your continuous pursuit of tertiary education,” he said.

The ceremony was graced by guest-of-honour Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng, a member of DISTED’s Board of Directors, who commended the students on their exceptional achievements and assured them of the College’s continued support in rewarding their excellent efforts.